It is important at a teacher to see the whole child and figure out what makes that child tick. This class was very helpful in understanding behaviors and behavior tools to use with in the classroom. I really like all the different tools that Gina brought to show us.
Learning different behaviors and how children can explode at any minute is very important for teachers to understand and how to handle. I look forward to learning more on behavior and how to apply it to my younger children. I enjoyed looking at all the tools that are used for students who have difficulty focusing. I like how children are able to get involved and decide what activity they want to do after they finished a lesson. Children are able to take control of the situation and give their ideas. They feel important because someone is listening to them. I enjoyed sharing out ideas on the article Kids can do well if they can. I was able to hear other ideas, opinions and the way they viewed the article.
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I learned a lot of creative and effective models to use for children to have multiple ways of expressing themselves. I want some for myself!
I really liked seeing all the behavioral programs that you brought in and getting some new ideas that I will be able to implement in this upcoming school year. I also really enjoyed the powerpoint and think that it will be a very useful resource for me in the future. The article was also very interesting and I both agreed and disagreed with many points that were raised.
Good behavior is universal design for learning! I can sympathize with the classroom teacher who has emotionally fragile kids and doing what they need means neglecting the needs of other kids! Choosing the most "precious" battles and doing your best, I guess!
Tools, tools, tools! So helpful and necessary for new teachers. I noticed that so many of them are about when things are done, and what comes next. It is interesting that that is so much of a trigger for most of these kids. It is less about the work that they have to do or the learning that they need. I think that is good news!
Learning about behavior really opened my eyes and many phrases and comments I personally heard teacher's discussing about students the thought "Just didnt want to learn". The interactive part in the beginning of class was very stimulating to the brain. Lets keep this up Gina, it works well!
I though the article and the discussion we had in class were very helpful. I think it is important to identify any underlying difficulties in order to really address problem behaviors. I can think of students from my experiences that teachers have given a label that they then use as an excuse for a child's behavior, rather than looking for the source of the problem. Instead of altering behaviors so that a child can conform to classroom norms, it would be far more beneficial to get to the root of the problems so that students can be successful both in and outside of the classroom.
I really appreciate all the examples of behavior tools that we got to see! While it is important to take into consideration individual needs/preferences when creating one for a student, it will be very useful to have such a variety to reference.
I enjoyed having visuals and receiving them via "dropbox" (best thing going), so I can keep them forever and modify when needed! I will keep in mind its the behavior that needs to be addressed and not specifically the child. When you give the child tools to use to curve the behavior in the moments of an episode, they will become more of a self-regulator.
I really appreciated all the examples of behavior tools we go to see in class. It really gave me more visual information about behavior and how to address them appropriately. Sometimes it's better for me to see how things are done than just read about it.
I think that this class was very beneficial. I think that it was very useful to be able to see the different behavior strategies. I have seen some put into place in the school that I have worked at and this also gave me some new ideas that I might implement in this upcoming year in school.
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